University Housing/Residential Life Librarian
Department of Residential Life, University Housing
Our staff makes our halls a home.
We, the staff of the Department of Residential Life, have a vision for our work, "Learning, Growing, Mattering: for every person, on every floor, in every community."
We are seeking an individual who can help provide leadership and resources for students residing in University Housing in creating and fostering communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, fostering collaboration with the University Library, and supporting the holistic development of all our students.
The eight Residence Hall Libraries were established to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our students. The Residence Hall Library collection consists of 28,000 book titles, a large collection of DVDs, compact discs, and popular magazines including an extensive diversity and social identity collection. The Librarian coordinates the administration and supervision of all libraries and library staff in the University Housing Library system. He or she serves as an information specialist within University Housing and Residential Life. The Librarian supervises two full time secretaries, 2 graduate assistants, 2 graduate supervisors, and 55 students.
Minimum requirements for this position include a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school or it's degree equivalent and a minimum of three years full time experience in a library environment, including administrative experience and experience managing multiple priorities while coordinating a diverse set of functions is required of all applicants.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
• student affairs experience
• strong supervision experience
• demonstrated ability to copy catalog
• demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple library environment
• knowledge of copyright law
• knowledge of integrated library system, in particular, Voyager
• strong desire to work with first and second year students
• significant work with undergraduate students
• understanding of and experience with implementing student-centered learning technologies
• the capacity to analyze and organize new information
The successful candidate will have strengths in many if not all of the above areas.
The position is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment. University benefits include cumulative sick leave; group health, including options for same-sex domestic partners, vision, dental and life insurance with options for dependents; full tuition and partial fee waiver for two units per semester (approximately 2 courses) with approval of supervisor after the first semester of employment; state retirement, twenty-four vacation days and regular university holidays and other benefits for academic professionals. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application & Search Timeline
To receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2010. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and screening interviews will take place via the phone as applications are received. Campus finalists will be invited in early November 2010. We hope to fill the vacancy by December 1, 2010 with a start date of January 5, 2011 negotiable.
For full consideration, create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by close date of November 1, 2010. This position is a security sensitive position. Academic credentials will be required at a later date. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Housing Human Resources 217-244-2977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidate Website / Additional Information
We encourage all applicants to learn more about the Department, Housing, the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign community by visiting our candidate website: http://www.housing.illinois.edu/Staff/Employment/
Information about our Residence Hall Libraries can be found at: http://www.housing.illinois.edu/Current/Residence%20Hall%20Libraries.aspx
Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/).